DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to verify that an email message has been sent by an authorized individual or email server. A digital signature is attached to the email message’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who actually sent it and whether its content has been changed in some way. The essential purpose of DKIM is to obstruct the widespread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you will receive it with a notification that most probably it’s not authentic. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an extra safety layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the messages that you send are legitimate and haven’t been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

If you host a domain name in a shared web hosting account with our company, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided that your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be added to the global Domain Name System automatically using the TXT record. Thus, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this validation system – your messages will reach any target destination without being denied and no one will be able to send email messages faking your email addresses. The latter is truly important in case the type of your web presence involves sending periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you opt for any of the semi-dedicated plans that we are offering, you’ll be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain that you add to your new account without any manual intervention, as our outstanding cloud hosting platform will set up all the needed records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain name, since this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so anytime you send a new email message, it will include our system’s e-signature. The number of spam emails continues to increase each year and very frequently spoofed email addresses are used, but when you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or associates won’t need to bother about that.